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Technical Construction Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – Amman

Job Description

The “the Sludge Management in Za’atari (SMZ) Component within the Waste to
(positive) Energy (WtPE) programme” in Jordan is seeking for a “Technical
Construction Advisor” – on a full-time base employment.
The position holder is responsible for:

  • Support the project management to review conceptual designs, feasibility studies and the tender documents with suitable software
  • Support the project management during tendering processes 
  • Report to the project manager on all project related construction works regularly 
  • Supervise the construction processes of the projects sites and ensure all correction measures are undertaken if required  
  • Regular supervision at the construction site  
  • Review and approve the construction progress at the site 
  • Prepare all necessary reports and monitoring reports
  • Ensure implementation of health and safety standards on the construction sites
  • Ensure the quality of the construction as per the approved design, planning and tender documents
  • Follow-up and coordinate  with all relevant parties related to the project`s construction 
  • Liaise with the GIZ country office construction unit to retrieve the needed approvals for construction measures
  • Advice the political partner on future construction measures as needed 

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
1. Technical Coordination and Monitoring

  • Conducts regular (minimum weekly) site-visits to all construction sites of the project
  • Prepares progress reports for the construction measures
  • Ensures the quality of the construction related design, planning and tender documents
  • Follows up on operation and maintenance issues at sites

2. Support tasks

  • Supports in the preparation of tendering processes 
  • Reviews and comments on technical drawings using suitable software 
  • Supports in the preparation of project presentations (PowerPoint, Posters, field visits)
  • Assists in the design development of the prototypes for construction measures
  • Supports project management with all reporting related to the project’s construction sites to the project donors
  • Supports with related procurement processes of goods or services  

3. Other duties/additional tasks

  • Represents the interests and always acts on behalf of GIZ 
  • Take over other relevant tasks upon the request of direct superior 
  • Regularly checks the changes in GIZ Orientation and Regulations Tool (O+R) in relation to field of work


Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • University Degree (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in civil engineering or related engineering fields

Professional experience

  • At least 7 years’ professional experience in comparable positions with focus on water and wastewater construction

Sectoral competence and experience

  • Excellent technical knowledge in design, supervision and construction of water and wastewater treatment plants and networks 
  • Proven technical knowledge of Jordanian and international construction regulations
  • Work experience working with International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) 
  • Experience in preparation of Tender Documents 
  • Experience working with and coordinating with public sectors and international organizations 
  • Proven experience in the water and wastewater sector in Jordan 
  • Experience in working at construction sites in Jordan
  • Experience in the preparation and evaluation of international and national tenders 
  • Experience in the effective operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants 
  • Strong experience in construction site supervision and management 

Language Skills

  • Fluent (excellent knowledge) of English and Arabic, both spoken and written

Other knowledge and additional personal competences

  • Reliability and excellent time management
  • Dedication and commitment regarding environmental issues, safety and quality assurance 
  • Excellent communication and cooperation skills
  • Willingness to work in rural areas of Jordan
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in using AutoCAD, SewerCAD, WaterCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft project or equivalent software’s
  • Solution-oriented problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Able to deal with complex issues and conflict resolution skills

**GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, gender or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate’s qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.
**Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.

Job Details

Job Location
Amman, Jordan

Company Industry
Non-profit Organization

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role
Construction and Building

Employment Type
Full Time Employee

Monthly Salary Range

Number of Vacancies

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Mid Career

Years of Experience
Min: 7

Residence Location

Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma


University Degree (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in civil engineering or related engineering fields

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